India has confirmed 85,362 new cases of the coronavirus over the past 24 hours thus continuing to register the world's largest daily increase in the number of COVID-19 patients, with the total number of those infected having reached 5,903,933, the country's Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Saturday, APA reports quoting Sputnik.
The death toll from the disease has reached 93,379 people, with 1,089 new fatalities recorded over the past day. More than 4.84 million people have recovered in India since the start of the epidemic.
India comes second in terms of the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases, following the United States with more than 7.02 million COVID-19 patients.
A day earlier, India registered 86,052 new COVID-19 cases, with 1,141 fatalities.